The lunch box we were sent was the Classic Yumbox – Version 1 as that was the only version out at the time but there is now a Yumbox Version 2 available. The only difference is that with the new V2 the tray fits more into the silicone grooves on the lid and also the tray sizes/compartments look to be ever so slightly different.
The Yumbox costs £24.95 but there are sometimes sales on so they can be bought at a slightly cheaper price. However if you would like to be in with a chance of winning one then enter my giveaway at the bottom of this page! 🙂
Each Yumbox comes with a special tray inside which is divided up into compartments. Each compartment is specially sized so that you can put into it the ideal amount of each food type. For example, in my daughter’s Pink Classic V1 there is a fun design on the tray and each section says things on it like Proteins, Vegetables, Grains, etc. What a clever idea this is! If you were packing a child’s lunchbox for school every day this is bound to be a much welcomed addition to a lunchbox. As my daughter is home-educated I don’t need to pack a daily lunch box for her but instead we use this for impromptu picnics when we go to the park and she sometimes eats her sandwiches and snacks from it at home. 🙂
There is a wide variety of colours to choose from and there are different styles too. There is the Classic V1 (with 6 compartments), the Classic V2 (with 6 compartments) and also the Yumbox Panino (with 4 compartments). There is also the opportunity to buy additional Yumbox trays to use in the lunch box. You do need to buy the correct tray for the correct version though as they can’t mix and match. So the V1 tray for the V1 version etc.
The Yumbox measures 22 x 15 x 5 cms and weighs 490g when empty. It is made so it can fit inside a standard child’s lunch bag and as it isn’t made from thermal materials you may wish to put an ice pack in the bag with it so it keeps your child’s food cold if you are sending them with yogurt, meat, etc for lunch.
Both the Yumbox Classic and the Yumbox Panino (aimed at older teenagers and adults) are the same size however the Yumbox Panino’s tray is designed so it can hold more food.
The Classic Yumbox tray is divided into five ½ cup portions of the key food groups: Fruit, Vegetable, Grains, Protein, Dairy. Plus a small well for a dip or a treat. The Panino Yumbox tray is divided into a large (2 cups) portion (perfect for a sandwich or salad), 2 (1/2 cup) portions and a dip well. Because the Yumbox has a silicone seal in the lid you are able to pack yogurt, custard, dressing or sauce into the little dip section of the tray without it spilling into the other compartments.
The Yumbox is dishwasher safe but as I don’t have a dishwasher – well, apart from me!! 🙂 – I have only hand-washed it so far. It is however recommended that although the Yumbox can be washed in the dishwasher that it would be better to handwash it so that the silicone grooved seals of the lid are preserved.
If you would like some Yumbox lunch ideas then checkout the Yumbox Pinterest page. You will be amazed at the amount of different ways you can pack lunch for you or your child when using a Yumbox!
Here are the social media links for EatWell-UK :-
Facebook – www.facebook.com/yumboxuk
Instagram – instagram.com/EatWellUK
Twitter – twitter.com/EatWellUK
You Tube – EatWell UK You Tube Channel
If you would like to purchase a Yumbox it can be bought from the EatWell UK web shop on this link . The problem I can forsee is this…..which colour will you choose?!
Now let’s get this giveaway started! 🙂
Sarah from EatWell-UK has kindly offered to send one lucky winner their very own Yumbox. You will be able to choose from any of the Yumbox Stylesand you can pick which colour you would like. It will be sent to you direct from EatWell-UK. You must be a UK resident to enter the competition. The competition ends at 11.50pm on the 10th July 2015.